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Submission Deadline

Jan 20, 2023

The Laurel Hummel Scholarship for International Students were established at UCLA Extension in 2005 by the Hummel family as a tribute to Laurel Hummel, who in the 1970s created the first International Student Office at UCLA Extension, and a certificate program designed for international students.

The purpose of the Laurel Hummel Scholarship is to foster multicultural perspectives in the classroom that reflect today’s global society. With these scholarships, Extension will acknowledge those students who have demonstrated academic achievement, interpersonal communication skills, or unique abilities that advance multicultural perspectives in the classroom through their coursework in an approved certificate program at UCLA Extension.

Recipients will receive a US $1,650 scholarship award toward their course fees at UCLA Extension. Three recipients will be selected each academic quarter and will have two years from their notification date to utilize the scholarship. The scholarship award amount is not transferable to another person.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be citizens of a foreign country or holders of dual citizenship outside the U.S., studying on F-1 student visas at UCLA Extension.
  • At the time of application for this scholarship, students must satisfy all of these three conditions:
  1. be in full-time F-1 student status at UCLA Extension
  2. have completed at least 12 units with grades of C or better in a UCLA Extension certificate program;
  3. have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in that certificate program. Your grades must appear on your transcripts.
  • Applicants must be in good standing at the time of application, having followed all regulations for F-1 students as well as all policies of UCLA Extension.

To apply, candidates must meet ALL of the above eligibility criteria and submit:

  • Completed online application form
  • Official transcript from UCLA Extension
  • Two reference letters. One letter must be completed by a UCLA Extension instructor of a class taken by the applicant. The other letter may be completed by a UCLA Extension instructor or another person who can detail the applicant’s academic, professional, or community achievements at UCLA or in the home country. There is no expected template letter for the recommendation letters.

Applicants must also sit for a short essay. The essays will be online via Canvas and you will receive more details about logging in to the Canvas course as the essay date gets closer.

For more information, see the PDF form for the 2022-2023 Laurel Hummel Scholarship or email

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